The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Scottish Government gives green light to Corton development

The Scottish Government has given the green light for the next stages of the Corton development planning process. This will focus on progressing the detailed planning proposals approved by South Ayrshire Council in June 2014.

[Pictured: South Ayrshire Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure.] 

The development, from applicant LXB RP (Ayr 1) Ltd, will provide an attractive and distinctive place for people to live, work and enjoy their leisure time as part of a sustainable new community.

It  will see the building of  750 new homes – 188 of which will be affordable housing – a business park with offices, business space and workshops; a Sainsbury's supermarket; a neighbourhood shopping centre; a new hotel; a petrol station; a primary school; community facilities and parkland; walking, cycling and safe vehicle routes; and a park and ride facility.

In addition to boosting the local economy by around £40 million, 2,700 construction jobs during the 10-year development of the site will be created, with around 1,000 new jobs for the local area once completed.

Welcoming the Scottish Government’s approval, Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: “This is great news and we can now look ahead to delivering the Corton development in the right way within the south-east Ayr area and create a dynamic, inclusive and accessible community, maximising the potential it offers for the local economy and beyond.

“This corner of the town will be significantly enhanced by the development, with hundreds of new jobs and new homes welcoming new residents and families, a superb new school, landscaped green spaces and community facilities.

“These are exciting times for Ayr and South Ayrshire and I warmly welcome the progress being made.”

The planning application is available. CLICK HERE

South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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